2017.11.23 19.00

Solti Hall

Akilone Quartet

Competition Winners

Akilone Quartet

Winners of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition

Beethoven:
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18/6
Webern:
Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5
Webern:
Six Bagatelles, Op. 9
Schumann:
String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1
Akilone Quartet: Emeline Concé, Elise De-Bendelac (violin); Louise Desjardins (viola); Lucie Mercat (cello)

A good few of the winners of the Bordeaux quartet competition (established nearly 20 years ago) now stand among the global elite. The French Akilone Quartet won this major contest in 2016, not to mention the €20,000 cash prize plus a concert tour taking in 12 countries including Japan. The magic in the sound of the ensemble formed from then students of the Paris Conservatoire in 2011 comes from something only found with the greatest: the different personalities of the four musicians are fully asserted, and yet there is an immaculate harmony resulting in dynamic, glittering productions lifting one from the earth into the heavens. Perhaps this is why they chose their name from the Italian word aquilone meaning kite. Their Budapest concert encompasses a youthful Beethoven quartet and Schumann masterpiece as well as miniatures by Anton Webern (founding father of 20th century Modernism) representing perhaps the greatest challenge in the quartet canon.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 200